has planned a new effort called “Project SilverStar” that will serve as a next generation version of the company’s outline and information processing application. What’s more, it’ll bring NoteTaker to other platforms beside Mac OS X.
Currently exclusive for Mac OS X, NoteTaker manages personal notes, Web site URLs, lists, outlines, projects and information of any type that can be stored on a computer. Its interface incorporates a “spiral notebook with tab sections” metaphor. It can be used to take notes, manage project plans, create screen slide presentations, drag or clip information from other applications (or use NoteTaker Services), index and search notebooks, publish and share information, add voice memos and more.
Project SilverStar was begun earlier this year to provide cross-platform support for NoteTaker and to develop a longer-term, open platform approach via XML, according to Scott Love, AquaMinds president. Currently, the software supports XML formats for importing and exporting, including OPML. XML support will be beefed with each new update to NoteTaker, even as Project SilverStar brings improvements in indexing strategies and integration with Internet-based services and tools, Love said.
NoteTaker 2003 costs US$69.96 and runs on Mac OS X 10.1 and higher; a demo is available at the AquaMinds Web site.